If there’s one vacation you’ll remember for the rest of your life – it’s your honeymoon. This is the time to tick some incredible experiences off your bucket list and blow the budget on a mind-blowing honeymoon destination.
From culture-focused cities to relaxed tropical beaches, we’ve picked out ten of the best places to honeymoon in 2020, so you can make it the experience of a lifetime.
The most popular honeymoon destination in the US, Hawaii is the closest you can get to paradise on Earth with its white-sand beaches, lush jungle, and year-round sunshine.
If you’re looking for an adventure, then there are technicolor coral reefs to dive and volcanoes to climb, but there’s also plenty of opportunities to swim in crystal-clear pools, play golf, or just lay around the pool with a cocktail in hand.
The City of Love is a classic honeymoon destination for a reason. What could be more romantic than a hand-in-hand promenade down the Seine, dining together in cozy French bistros, or admiring the killer views from the top of the Eiffel Tower?
Paris is a mecca for culture lovers thanks to its world-class museums, eclectic art galleries, and stunning architecture, and there’s nowhere better to sample some of the world’s best cuisine.
Maasai Mara, Kenya
There’s something endlessly romantic about a safari honeymoon, evoking the atmosphere of bygone eras. If you can’t stand the thought of lazing around by the pool and want to get active, there’s horse riding, quad biking and up-close encounters with elephants, giraffe, and wildebeest.
Finish off a day on the savanna with a refreshing drink outside your tent in the evening and a perfect view of the clear night sky.
Fiji, South Pacific
Think of honeymooning in Fiji and you probably envision soft sandy beaches lined with lush palm trees and magical hidden waterfalls. The islands have some breathtaking resorts that give you sumptuous personal villas and private access to surrounding grounds.
Fiji is famous for the warm and friendly attitude of the locals and its laid-back atmosphere, so leave your watch in the hotel room and get a spa massage or relax on the exquisite beaches.
You will fell in love with Cancún’s sweeping Caribbean beaches and turquoise seas. The place is a bit of a party town with bars open late into the night, so expect some dancing and lively fun.
Snorkeling, swimming, kayaking and every possible water-based activity are available here, and the resorts go all-out on the food with fresh seafood, mouth-watering desserts, and potent tropical drinks.
If you’re bored of the same old beaches and city breaks, consider trying something radically different and having your honeymoon in Muscat. The city encompasses the best of all worlds; on the ocean but surrounded by mountains, full of bustling markets and majestic old forts.
There are dozens of swanky resorts and historic luxury hotels to choose from, where you can be pampered in the spas and generally treated like royalty.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
The most stunning part of a beautiful country, the Amalfi coast is UNESCO-listed for its sheer cliffs and azure-blue waters, dotted with pastel-colored fishing villages. You’ll feel like you’re starring in a classic movie while exploring narrow lanes and driving along winding cliff roads.
Most resorts include impressive extras like infinity pools, lavish spas, Michelin-starred restaurants and access to private beaches. It’s the perfect place to plunge yourself into the romance of Italy.
Charming cream-colored palaces and temples, bustling bazaars, and dreamy sunsets over Lake Pichola; Udaipur is an ideal romantic setting for any couple. It’s easy to hide away from it all here with a serene boat ride across the lake or a tour exploring the lovely local countryside.
Choose one of the city’s historic heritage hotels for a bit of added glamour, and indulge yourself with a relaxing spa session or an intimate private dinner by the lake.
The Caribbean is the ultimate beach destination, and no one does it better than Antigua. The candy-colored villages are built right on the coast, and you’re never more than a few minutes walk away from spectacular beaches, clear blue seas and gorgeous coral reefs.
If you can bear to tear yourself away, the islands also reward further exploration of their historic colonial buildings and bars serving dozens of different kinds of local rum.
Not everyone enjoys the heat, and sometimes a relaxing honeymoon in the cold is just what you need. Tromsø is spectacular in the winter, offering snowmobile safaris, dog sledding experiences, fjord cruises, and endless opportunities to see the Northern Lights.
Book a cozy wooden cabin on the water or a pod with glass ceilings so you can admire the Northern Lights from the comfort of your bed.